Fire Next Time

By: Cierra Anyaso and Janelle Samual


1) Religion: Baldwin tends to have very diverse view on this topic due to the fact that he once looked at the church as a sanctuary but then throughout the book he starts to look at the church goers as hypocrites.

2)Race : The whole novel has opposing views on race but Baldwin seems to have his own opinion.

3)Sexuality: Baldwin started to look at the church different due to his sexuality.

Rhetoricla devices.

  1. Metaphors : He uses metaphors to show how things are during this time period.
  2. Allusions: pg. 98 He uses allusions to help describe the similarities of then and the past.
  3. Repetition : Pg. 99 he uses the word bring over and over to emphasize what fear and life bring.